Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. Sage 50

Businesses might stick to conventional tools (like spreadsheets) and inefficient manual processes or get accustomed to the technology systems that are not generating desired outcomes. Growing organizations, therefore, must quickly transition to adapt modern accounting tools and finance management solutions that help emerging businesses to excel. Dynamics 365 (or D365) Business Central and Sage 50 Accounts Professional are two future- proof cloud-based Finance Management solutions that enable enterprises to gain excellence and success.


Sage 50 Accounts Professional is a cost-effective finance package, especially for SMBs. For growing enterprises, however, it could be inevitably challenging at some point to manage financial operations capably through Sage 50 Accounts Professional. In contrast, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive finance and business management solution that empowers Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) in proficiently managing the business-critical functionalities, including finance, operations, sales, customer service, along with other departments.

While a seasoned technology partner like Dynamics Square can assist businesses in evaluating the expertise and efficacy of a Finance solution appropriate for their functionalities, below are the most prominent differences between Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Sage 50 Accounts Professional:

Comparison Overview


Dynamics 365 Business Central

Sage 50

Price/licence (per month)

Essential £53

First user £125

Premium £78

20 users £140 (total)

Team member £6

10 full users’ price

£530 pm

£140 pm


No limit

Up to 20 users


No limit

Up to 1.5 million per annum





Supply chain



Sales CRM



Warehouse management



Service management





Yes, via Sage 50 manufacturing separate module

Additional information


Very configurable

Minimal configuration

Cloud or on premise


Hosted locally but access via cloud is available


Any device

Any device

Data analysis

Yes, Embedded with Power BI






Yes, Fully connective via CDM, 200+ connections available


Office 365 integration (Outlook, OneDrive and Excel etc)

Extremely strong two-way integration

Available from £10 per month

Automation and custom applications

Yes, via Power Platform


Making Tax Digital compliance


Yes, Free for latest subscription, additional cost for previous versions and perpetual licence

From the above comparative chart, it is quite visible that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a robust alternative to Sage 50 Accounts Professional and supports business success to the aspiring SMBs. Besides, there is no need to spend for a server, as D365 Business Central works without web hosting that is essential for using Sage 50 Accounts Professional.


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central delivers insightful data visualizations through various innovative artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. These ultra-onnected AI features assist finance teams in efficiently managing stocks, cash-flows, invoices, payments, and more. Moreover, seamlessly integrated Power BI (Business Intelligence), along with interactive dashboards, enables accounting managers to generate informative reports in real time. Additionally, the smartly combined Office 365 allows SMBs to boost productivity, automate manual tasks, transform processes, and ensure higher Returns on Investment (ROI).

Enterprises can start using D365 Business Central even with a single user license and may easily add more users as and when required. D365 Business Central also enables businesses to integrate other features and combine business functionalities, like operations, sales, among other processes.

How Team Dynamics Square Helps

Technology geniuses at Dynamics Square assist organizations in deploying just the most appropriate and critical D365 Business Central modules, including Finance, Purchase, Sales, and others instead of going for a complete system upgrade, thus enabling management teams to restrict irrelevant budgetary escalations.

Take the next steps for your business

There’s never been a better time to update your systems and take advantage of all the benefits of cloud-based business applications. Learn more about the capabilities of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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Dynamics Square is a leading Microsoft Dynamics Partner in USA offering services, providing top-notch technology solutions and services in some of the leading cities namely Texas and California. We leverage market-leading technologies, consultants, processes and proven methodologies to drive your businesses’ digital transformation. Thanks to our unwavering focus towards quality, we have a resounding client-base not just in the United States but also in other parts of the world.

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